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Stem Cell "Moving" Nutrient Results Announced

Companies mentioned in this article: Medistem Inc.

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/08/10 -- Medistem Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MEDS) was corresponding author on a recently published peer-reviewed medical paper describing what is believed to be the first demonstration of a significant increase in circulating stem cells in healthy volunteers induced by a non-drug product.

The study is available at http://www.translational-medicine.com/content/pdf/1479-5876-8-34.pdf

Following up on a previously published pilot study, the current investigation assessed blood levels of endothelial progenitor cells and hematopoietic stem cells in 18 patients who ingested the nutraceutical product Stem-Kine. Assessment of stem cell levels was performed by flow cytometry and functional assays.

"Everyone in the regenerative medicine arena is looking for ways of increasing efficacy of existing stem cell therapies. Medistem's interest in the Stem-Kine product revolves around the vision of using a commercially available food supplement as an adjuvant to the company's proprietary endometrial regenerative cell approach," said Thomas Ichim, CEO of Medistem.

Medistem's endometrial regenerative cells are currently being developed as a treatment for an advanced form of peripheral artery disease termed critical limb ischemia, which causes approximately 150,000 amputations per year in the US. Medistem is collaborating with several universities and companies at identifying ways to increase regenerative activity of stem cells.

"It is becoming more and more apparent that recipient health factors contribute to efficacy of stem cell therapy. The demonstration that nutritional supplementation can increase circulation of endogenous stem cells opens new avenues for optimizing adult stem cell therapies," concluded Thomas Ichim.

About Medistem Inc.

Medistem Inc. is a biotechnology company founded to develop and commercialize technologies related to adult stem cell extraction, manipulation, and use for treating inflammatory and degenerative diseases. The company's lead product, the endometrial regenerative cell (ERC), is a "universal donor" stem cell being developed for critical limb ischemia.

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Contact:
Thomas E Ichim
Chief Executive Officer
Medistem Inc.
9255 Towne Centre Drive
Suite 450
San Diego CA 92122
858 642 0027
858 349 3617
www.medisteminc.com